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Lowering the “normal” cost of maintenance
Lowering the “normal” cost of maintenance

Looking at the way maintenance and parts inventories have evolved a more strategic approach to Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) in recent years, it is apparent that visibility is one of the most important drivers at every step in the process. There was a time when the process for maintaining mission-critical... Read More

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Four best practices in spare parts management
Four best practices in spare parts management

With today’s emphasis on lean and just-in-time manufacturing, the objective of any spare parts management program is to ensure timely availability of spares in the event of failure while minimizing... Read More

Manufacturers need to adapt, become more flexible
Manufacturers need to adapt, become more flexible

Consumers today are transitioning from being passive buyers into active participants in the product development process. Businesses that fail to adapt risk losing revenue and customer loyalty. For... Read More

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Hybrid motor technology exceeds premium efficiency
As energy regulations tighten, standard induction motors are nearing efficiency limits. Baldor-Reliance® RPM XE motors are permanent magnet motors built with an induction cage, achieving efficiency performance two to four bands above NEMA Premium® efficiency. Learn more.
Industrial energy training and certification
Industrial energy training and certification

The major industrial energy systems commonly found in manufacturing facilities are compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, chilled water, steam, process heating, combined heat and power, pumps, and... Read More

Micro-controllers versus PLCs: Which one belongs in your plant?
Micro-controllers versus PLCs: Which one belongs in your plant?

The variety of micro-controllers emerging has been growing rapidly, with no signs of abating. These devices offer many capabilities, along with whole ecosystems of accessories that are also... Read More

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Today at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET, webcast presenter Lanny Floyd will discuss how changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace continue the direction established in 2015, which intended to change how stakeholders evaluate and mitigate risk from electrical hazards.
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Free on-demand webcast: What is your torque worth?
Using equipment lists from actual facilities, we’ll walk through the operating costs of various gearboxes. It’s surprising how long it takes for energy savings payback on expensive gearboxes that claim higher efficiency. Learn more and register.
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Multi-axis positioners
Multi-axis positioners

Multi-axis positioners from LazerArc come in two, three, four, and five axis varieties. Multi-axis... Read More

Managed switches
Managed switches

The 2000 series of managed switches gives machine builders an affordable switch with multicast... Read More

Remote monitoring system
Remote monitoring system

The Sentinel system from Sensaphone uses cloud technology to provide supervised 24/7 remote... Read More

Serial device servers
Serial device servers

Mencom Serial Device Servers are designed to allow industrial devices to be directly accessible... Read More

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